Monday, June 22, 2015

Bishop of Salisbury backs Pope's call for action on climate change

From England-

THE Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Revd Nicholas Holtam, has backed Pope Francis’s calls for action on climate change.

Bishop Nicholas, who was appointed the Church of England’s lead bishop for Environmental Affairs last September, spoke out after last week’s Papal Encyclical on the subject.

The Encyclical, labelled ‘Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home’, put human activities as one of the key reasons for global warming.

Speaking in response to the letter, Bishop Nicholas said: “I wholeheartedly welcome the Papal Encyclical Laudato Si, a major contribution to tackling climate change, which is one of the great moral challenges of our times.

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